Nomination for Deise manager's role news to me – DJ Carey
NINE-TIME All Star DJ Carey has played down speculation that he's in the running for the Waterford senior hurling manager's job.
Carey was reported to be one of those whose names was put forward by the clubs last night, but earlier in the day he said that his nomination was "news to me." Outgoing manager Michael Ryan, former county selector Paraic Fanning and De La Salle's Derek McGrath are also believed to be nominated.
Carey (42), who retired from inter-county hurling in 2005, has recently returned to playing junior hurling for his home club Young Irelands in Gowran following a spell of injury and illness but has no inter-county management experience.
A six-man committee has been put in place in Waterford to interview the nominees, made up of the four main board officers plus former Waterford players James Murray and Stephen Frampton.
Ryan was ousted by a players' heave last month but is believed to still want to continue.
McGrath has been successful as a manager with both the De La Salle school and the club of the same name which he led to the 2009 All-Ireland club final.
Meanwhile, Aogan Farrell will bid to become the first Cavan president of the GAA after being formally nominated to run for the position.
Farrell, who completed his three-year term as Ulster Council president earlier this year, was nominated by the Cavan County Board to be a candidate in the GAA's presidential election at Congress next February.
He will be bidding to become the first Ulster president since Sean McCague (Monaghan) served in 2002-03.
Farrell will face opposition from Kerry's Sean Walsh (former Munster chairman) and Wexford's Sheamus Howlin (former Leinster chairman), while current Leinster chairman Martin Skelly (Longford), who will complete his term early next year, has yet to declare his candidacy.
It's unlikely that there will be other challengers to succeed Liam O'Neill.